Well, last night we had quite the scare. I woke up around 12:30 with the WORST stomach pain I have ever felt, I couldn’t even explain what I was feeling at the time. I was uncontrollably throwing up from it hurting so badly, and it was only getting worse. I woke Shane up and told him he needed to call the doctor, I was absolutely terrified that I was in pre-term labor. I’ve never had a baby, so I had no clue what contractions felt like….But something I was feeling just wasn’t right. Right before we left for the ER, I sat on the bathroom floor and was convinced I was going to pass out. No matter what I tried, I couldn’t stop throwing up from the pain and the whole house was spinning around me. I was having a serious panic attack, and I was terrified.
Once we got to the ER, Shane attempted to check me in, and I was busy making a scene throwing up all over the waiting room floor and begging for pain medication. I could not control what I was doing, and I seriously had no shame at this point. After what felt like an eternity (it was maybe 10 minutes), I finally got wheeled up to labor and delivery. The nurse immediately checked for the baby’s heartbeat, and thankfully, after searching around for a few seconds…She found a strong and healthy heartbeat. It instantly put me at ease. I was still in so much pain, but for some reason it improved as soon as I heard our girl was still hanging out in there. The doctor checked my cervix, and it was exactly where it needed to be at 21 weeks. Praise. God. I was so happy to learn that it wasn’t an obstetric issue, but so confused on what it could be. The doctor FINALLY offered me pain medicine and I jumped on that bandwagon so fast. They gave me the shot, and I was feeling 1000 times better in no time.
We still don’t really have a for sure answer to what happened. All of my tests and bloodwork came back completely normal. I didn’t have a fever, and my blood pressure was great. The only thing that made sense was a cyst on my ovary that burst and caused the severe pain. They kept me until around 4AM just to make sure that they weren’t sending me home to come back an hour later, but I really felt so much better after the pain medication kicked in. It was such a crazy night, but hearing our baby’s strong heartbeat and learning that I wasn’t in labor, it was all I needed to hear. It’s all in God’s hands, and I am at peace knowing that he is watching over my pregnancy and helping this baby girl grow.
I also just need to share how amazing Shane truly is. He handled the situation perfectly, and I could not ask for a better husband. He asked all the right questions, tried everything to put me at ease, and he made me fall in love with him even more. He’s going to be the best dad to our little girl, and I can’t wait.
I am feeling much better today and just taking the day to rest + to thank God for the many blessings in our life. It’s a new day:) Thank you for following along on our journey! XO.